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Shelley M. Latreille

Hello! My name is Shelley M. Latreille (Pronounced La Tray)! I am a Website and Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer, Writer, Creative Innovator, IT Specialist, and Human Resources Manager. I am originally from Palatine Bridge, New York (Albany Area). I have also lived in Vermont (Montpelier Area), Pennsylvania (Lancaster Area), and Maine (Rockland Coast). I moved to Utah in October 2016 and currently reside in West Jordan. I moved here due to my previous role as a Human Resources Manager. As a Human Resources Manager, I was tasked with additional duties, which included Website Design, Graphic Design, IT, Marketing, Training, Payroll, Office Management, and Accounting. I have always been interested in the IT, Art, and Design fields. I immensely enjoyed my IT, website, and creative responsibilities in the workplace. My goal is to continue increasing my knowledge and gain additional expertise in design and technology.

The company that I was employed by closed in June 2018, so I decided to go back to school again. I chose to attend Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). My first semester began on August 20, 2018. I was a full-time student. I attended 5 semesters, maintained a 4.00 GPA, received two scholarships, was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success, and obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Sciences and Information Systems and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Network Systems. I completed both degrees on May 08, 2020. I also have completed a variety of other degree programs in various subjects, including Associates (Math / Science and Accounting), Bachelors (Psychology and Accounting), and Masters degrees (Accounting and Human Resources Management).

I have previous Computer Science education. In high school, I took Basic. In my first college degree program, I took C++ and Visual Basic, along with courses in Access and Excel. At SLCC, I took courses in Adobe Photoshop 2020, Linux, SQL, Java, Access, Excel, and Web Programming (HTML, CSS, and Basic JavaScript). I have experience with Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Wix. I use Bootstrap and Wordpress for my current websites. I created this ePortfolio using a Bootstrap template. I modified the template's HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. I use Photoshop for photo editing and graphic design. I am continuing to learn more indepth knowledge of Photoshop, the rest of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Camera Raw, etc.), HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as I continue my academic journey. Soon, I will begin a Bachelor's Degree program in Website and Graphic Design.

I will continue my educational journey and continue to increase my real-world experience. As my work experience and educational journey progresses, I will continue adding new skillsets so that I can become even more knowledgeable.

Outside of work and school, my hobbies include Photography, Photo Editing, Visiting Abandoned Places, Visiting Historical Sites, Visiting Haunted Places, Going to Museums, the Paranormal, Computers, Movies, Music, Technology, Website Design, Graphic Design, Learning New Things, Continuing My College Education, and doing anything else that is creative and / or involves technology.

I am honest, reliable, dedicated, well-educated, a quick learner, approachable, goal-oriented, trustworthy, creative, artistic, detail-oriented, hard working, down to earth, and laid back. I am an excellent problem-solver who can think outside the box. I can visualize the big picture and connect all the pieces. I have excellent time management, listening, and verbal and written communication skills. I have an excellent sense of humor and a vast and unending imagination.

Goals and Outcomes



My professional goal is to find a position with an excellent organization that will utilize a combination of some or all my skills, education, and experience in IT, Website Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Human Resources, Payroll, Training, and Office Management. I am a lifelong learner. My educational goal is to continue my education and obtain additional degrees. The next subject I will pursue is Graphic and Website Design. Soon, I will begin work on a Bachelors Degree in Graphic and Website Design. I will also continue to stay up-to-date with current and emerging technology, software, and techniques so that I can remain increasingly knowedgeable and well-educated.



SHORT-TERM GOALS

  • Obtain a full-time position with an excellent organization that has an amazing culture.
  • In Fall 2020, begin work on a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic and Website Design.
  • Continue to improve my skills in Graphic and Website Design, learn new skills, and keep up-to-date with technology, software, and techniques.


LONG-TERM GOALS

  • Maintain a 3.80 GPA or higher and put forth my very best effort in all my classes.
  • Graduate by Spring 2023 with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic and Website Design.
  • Maintain full-time employment.
  • In Fall 2023, begin work on a Master's Degree related to Graphic and Website Design.
  • Continue to improve my skills in Graphic and Website Design by learning new skills and keeping up-to-date with technology and software.
  • Graduate by Spring 2026 with a Master's Degree related to Graphic and Website Design.
  • Select another subject and begin working on another degree program in Fall 2026.


OUTCOMES FROM ATTENDING SLCC AND OTHER COLLEGES



Communicate effectively.

  • This includes developing critical literacies—reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual understanding—that I can apply in various contexts; Organizing and presenting ideas and information visually, orally, and in writing according to standard usage; Understanding and using the elements of effective communication in interpersonal, small group, and mass settings.
  • CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World demonstrates this. This course included class discussions, group projects, and research that was all shared with the class. The group project is a good example. We pooled all our research. I created a fake company to showcase our research as "services" that our company offered. This is the website that I built for Slicktech: https://www.shellatreille.com/slicktech

Develop quantitative literacies necessary for my chosen field of study.

  • This includes approaching practical problems by choosing and applying appropriate mathematical techniques; Using information represented as data, graphs, tables, and schematics in a variety of disciplines; Applying mathematical theory, concepts, and methods of inquiry appropriate to program-specific problems.
  • This was demonstrated at Fulton Montgomery Community College. I received an Associate of Science Degree in Math / Science. I took Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III. I also worked part-time as a Mathematics Tutor. I tutored traditional and non-traditional college students in Basic Math, Algebra, and Calculus.

Think critically and creatively.

  • This includes reasoning effectively from available evidence; Demonstrating effective problem solving; Engaging in creative thinking, expression, and application; Engaging in reflective thinking and expression; Demonstrating higher-order skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; Making connections across disciplines; Applying scientific methods to the inquiry process.
  • This was demonstrated in CSIS 2440 Web Programming. I had to build an online shopping cart using PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I had to host the shopping cart on Amazon AWS and use phpMyAdmin as a database to store login information. I also had to make my shopping cart professional looking and functional.

Develop civic literacy and the capacity to be a community-engaged learner who acts in mutually beneficial ways with community partners.

  • This includes producing learning artifacts indicating understanding of the political, historical, economic or sociological aspects of social change and continuity; thinking critically about—and weighing the evidence surrounding—issues important to local, national, or global communities; participating in a broad range of community-engagement and/or service-learning courses for community building and an enhanced academic experience.
  • In my degree program at SUNY Oneonta College, I took an American History course. The instructor of the course had the class volunteer on a regular basis at a soup kitchen in Oneonta, NY. As we handed out food, we were supposed to engage the patrons in conversation and ask them to tell us stories about their lives. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics.

Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.

  • This includes engaging with a diverse set of others to produce professional work; Interacting competently across cultures; Understanding and appreciating human differences; Understanding and acting on standards of professionalism and civility, including the SLCC Student Code of Conduct.
  • I believe CSIS 1030 Fundamentals of Computer Science, CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World, and CSIS 2310 Wireless Networking demonstrate this. All three courses were heavy in discussions and class interaction. When discussing a topic with others, you must listen to all views and perform research before coming up with an answer. It is very important to be well-informed about a topic before attempting to join the discussion. You can also learn a lot from discussing topics with others.

Develop computer and information literacy.

  • This includes using contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments; Gathering and analyzing information using technology, library resources, and other modalities; Understanding and acting upon ethical and security principles with respect to computer technology and to information acquisition and distribution; Distinguishing between credible and non-credible sources of information, and using the former in their work in an appropriately documented fashion.
  • CSIS 1020 Computer Essentials, CSIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency, and CSIS 2310 Wireless Networking demonstrate this. All three of these courses were about using computer tools to solve problems. These problems were similar to what you will face in the real-world. All the assignments in both classes relate to this.

Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness.

  • This includes understanding the importance of physical activity and its connection to lifelong wellness; Learning how participation in a fitness, sport or leisure activity results in daily benefits including stress reduction, endorphin release, and a sense of well-being.
  • At Fulton Montgomery Community College, I took two gym classes. I took racket activities, which consisted of tennis, badminton, and racket ball. I also took Aerobic Dance. Both of these classes show me that physical activity doesn't have to be boring. It can be fun. Currently, I go to the gym six days days per week and do cardio and weights. I also go hiking.

Resume, Cover Letter, Education, and Skills



Shelley M. Latreille

West Jordan, Utah

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Experience


Website and Graphic Design Student (Full-Time) August 2018 - May 2020



Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville, UT


Degrees Received in May 2020:


Human Resources Manager / IT Specialist (Full-Time) June 2001 - June 2018



Beach Stone Outsourced Solutions Midvale, UT



IT Help Desk Technician (Part-Time) February 2000 - May 2001



State University of New York: College at Oneonta Oneonta, NY



Mathematics Tutor (Part-Time) September 1998 - December 1999



Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown, NY



Education



Salt Lake Community College August 2018 - May 2020



Associate of Applied Science Degree Taylorsville, UT



Salt Lake Community College August 2018 - May 2020



Associate of Applied Science Degree Taylorsville, UT




Strayer University March 2008 - December 2011



Master of Science Degree Washington, DC




Strayer University March 2006 - March 2008



Bachelor of Science Degree Washington, DC




Herkimer County Community College January 2003 - May 2005



Associate of Applied Science Degree Herkimer, NY




State University of New York: College at Oneonta January 2000 - May 2001



Bachelor of Science Degree Oneonta, NY




Fulton-Montgomery Community College September 1998 - December 1999



Associate of Science Degree Johnstown, NY





Skills


Coursework


I began my Academic Journey in Website and Graphic Design at SLCC during the Fall 2018 Semester. I completed two degree programs on May 08, 2020 and maintained a 4.00 GPA. The first degree program is an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Sciences and Information Systems. The second degree program is an Associate of Applied Science in Network Systems. Having obtained these degrees made it easier to transfer to a 4-year University to begin work on a Bachelors Degree in Graphic and Website Design.


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ART 1280 - Photoshop




Accomplishments


  • Inducted into the Alpha Chi Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at SLCC - Spring 2019
  • Inducted into the NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Successs) at SLCC - Spring 2020
  • Summer 2019 Semester: Continuing Student Tuition Waiver
  • Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters: C. Scott and Dorothy E. Watkins Family Foundation Scholarship
  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Fall 2018 Semester
  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Spring 2019 Semester
  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Summer 2019 Semester
  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Fall 2019 Semester
  • SLCC President's List 4.00 GPA - Spring 2020 Semester
  • Testout Network Pro Certification - Spring 2019 Semester
  • Testout Security Pro Certification - Spring 2019 Semester
  • Testout Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage Certification - Fall 2019 Semester
  • Testout Server Pro 2016: Networking Certification - Fall 2019 Semester
  • Published a Short Story in Folio's Online Edition: "A Failure That I Have Learned From" - Precipice Spring 2019
  • Published Several Poems and Photographs, Along With a Video in Folio's Online and Print Editions - Monstrum Monstera Fall 2019
  • Published Several Poems and Photographs, Along With a Video in Folio's Online and Print Editions - Osmosis Spring 2020
  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1030 Foundations of Computer Science, "What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - June 2019
  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World, "Cloud Computing," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - April 2020
  • My Research Paper for CSIS 1070 Living in a Digital World, "Spritis of Mercur: Utah’s Invisible Ghost Town!," was Accepted Into the SLCC Open Collection of Student Writing - April 2020

Creativity


Photography


  • My photos can be found on my website: https://www.returnsyourgazeart.com/photographs
  • Examples of my photography and photo editing can be found throughout this ePortfolio, specifically the photo in the Welcome! Section and the photos in the Coursework Section and the Designs Section.
  • Some of my Photographs have been published on Folio's Website in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 editions (SLCC's Literary Magazine): http://folioslcc.org/

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Designs


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